Book Series

Series Editors: Alice Haylett Bryan (King’s College London), Craig Ian Mann (Sheffield Hallam University), Thomas Joseph Watson (Teesside University)

Published by Edinburgh University Press, 21st Century Horror is a series of monographs and edited collections dedicated to the study of contemporary horror media. It expands the work established by Sheffield Hallam University’s Fear 2000 conference series, which has developed an international reputation as a leading site for the discussion of the genre’s immediate past, present and future since its inception in 2016.

The books in this series will be aligned to one another by a specific concentration on horror in the twenty-first century and will use a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to illuminate varying aspects of the genre’s continued social, cultural, political, industrial and aesthetic significance in the new millennium.

The co-editors welcome proposals from established and emerging scholars across the field of horror studies focused on any aspect of the genre post-2000. The series will be international in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, and will consider proposals focused on any medium, from film and television to video games, music, podcasts, digital fiction and other online content.

Contact series co-editors Alice Haylett Bryan, Craig Ian Mann and Thomas Joseph Watson with enquiries, to discuss projects or submit draft proposals. Early-career researchers and independent scholars are welcomed. Monographs and edited collections in this series should be between 75,000 and 100,000 words and should exhibit a clear focus on contemporary horror.

Download the call for proposals

Editorial Board

  • Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton
  • Simon Brown, Kingston University
  • Laura Loguercio Cánepa, Anhembi Morumbi University
  • Chris Cooke, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Mithuraaj Dhusiya, University of Delhi
  • Pembe Gözde Erdoğan, Independent Scholar
  • Stella Gaynor, University of Salford
  • Steve Halfyard, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Lindsay Hallam, University of East London
  • Erin Harrington, University of Canterbury
  • Rhys Jones, University of Liverpool
  • Steve Jones, Northumbria University
  • Lynn Kozak, McGill University
  • Murray Leeder, University of Manitoba
  • Jason Middleton, University of Rochester
  • Patricia Pisters, University of Amsterdam
  • Kali Simmons. Portland State University
  • Iain Robert Smith, King’s College London
  • Lauren Stephenson, York St John University
  • Maisha Wester, University of Sheffield